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Old 08-15-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
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Rainbowizing ants will brighten up your insect infestation | DVICE

"Rainbowizing ants will brighten up your insect infestation"
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:00 PM   #2
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So which one of you is going to try this and let us know if it the ants abdomens really change color? MrILoveants? Make a great piece for your podcast.

Didn't you just love those pictures?
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:19 AM   #3
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OMG! We could find ants, feed them colorful treats and then bring in our neighbors to confuse and delight them!!! Are your ants like this?

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Old 08-16-2011, 10:26 AM   #4
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I LOVED this article!!! I think it would be so cool having technicolor sugar gorged ants!!!
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:13 PM   #5
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I'd love to give this a try sometime. Something to note though is the species they're using. One is a Camponotus which are average to large in size. The other is Tapinoma melanocephalum, or Ghost Ant as it's commonly called from it's white, and very transparent gaster. This makes them very easy to show up. I think I'd experiment to see how well it showed up in other species.

Members of the Formicinae Subfamily are down right known for having expanding gasters, and many even have a replete caste, such as Myrmecocystus, and Prenolepis imparis.
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